The battle for Zuccotti Park brought unprecedented attention to privately owned public spaces, property whose developers committed to making them open to the public, in exchange for a boost in the scale of the building they could construct.
A New York Post article resulted in City Council putting a hold on Picture the Homeless’ funding. Did a member of the group teach people how to squat vacant buildings?
With an ambitious new resort in Atlantic City, struggling Indian casinos in N.Y. and Conn., and a deal to bring table games to Queens, big wins and losses loom.
This year, New York City will spend $10 billion on 17,000 contracts with private companies. Even though private contracts can invite corruption, whistleblowers are unprotected.
For those who always wanted to know more about the design of the buildings in their own backyard, a new book, “How to Read New York,” offers a crash course. Sketches and blueprints give you x-ray vision into the details of some of New York’s most iconic — and most overlooked — buildings.
In addition to a career in medicine, Dr. Neal Baer has been an executive producer of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and now “A Gifted Man,” both television shows set in New York City. A major challenge of his job is finding shoot locations in the city that fit the script. Here are a few things he’s learned during his career overseeing large-scale television productions in and around New York.